The RTI pilot began on 11 April 2012 as planned with a controlled go-live and is going well. Further pilot stages are scheduled with up to 250,000 employers reporting RTI by March 2013. We are on track for most employers to begin using the RTI service from April 2013 and for all employers to be routinely reporting PAYE in real time by October 2013.
Six new taskforces launched this week by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are expected to recover more than £23m from tax dodgers.
Employers who missed the deadline for submitting their 2011-12 annual return are being warned they face even higher penalties, if they don't act now.
A new tax calculator has been launched to enable people to work out how much tax they pay and how the Government spends it. The tax calculator can be downloaded as a free mobile phone app and is also available on the HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) website.
People who have suffered bereavement and who need to contact HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) will now find improved and streamlined processes from this month.
A warning has been issued by HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) about possible fake or 'phishing' emails sent out by fraudsters. The period in the run-up to the tax credits renewal deadline often sees an increase in such attacks.
Steve Lamey, Director General for Benefits and Credits, is leaving HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) after eight years, to take up a post in the private sector.
refunds come early this year (Opens new window)
Around three million taxpayers will start to receive tax refunds from next week, two months earlier than last year, HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) confirmed today. This is because the annual reconciliation of Pay As You Earn (PAYE) for the tax year 2011/12 is starting earlier than ever before.
donations to charities to qualify for new top-up payments (Opens new window)
Charities will be able to claim top-up payments on up to £5,000 of small donations without needing Gift Aid declarations, under changes announced today in The Queen's Speech.
pilot forges on (Opens new window)
HM Revenue & Customs has confirmed that a further 310 employer schemes will join the Real Time Information (RTI) pilot following its launch last month.
Electricians have one week to reveal any tax owed (Opens new window)
Electricians have just one week to register to pay any undisclosed tax that they owe under an HM Revenue & Customs campaign.